It’s about that time of the year folks start wondering who will be providing the halftime-show fun at the 2015 Super Bowl.
Already bandied about for the (unpaid) gig are Coldplay. And Rihanna (pictured here, on stage with Chris Martin). And Katy Perry.
But before anyone could get all bent outta shape about the options for this or that reason, what people are actually talking about today is the National Football League’s audacity in moving to ask these potential acts to pay it for the pleasure of putting on a show.
Evidently, the NFL has reached out to all three hit-makers to find out whether they, “would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the [NFL], or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the [opportunity].”
Unsurprisingly, every camp that was asked reportedly has balked at the idea.
The Super Bowl, FYI, is set for Feb. 1.